We would like to provide Bees fans with a quick update on a few matters of interest following a busy period for everyone at the Club.
First Team Squad:
We're pleased to report that the First Team squad are all doing well after several of them tested positive for COVID-19 over the recent period. The vast majority of players will return to training at the back end of this week and will be in contention to feature in next week's matches against Hartlepool United and Burton Albion, following the completion of their mandated self-isolation periods.
The boss, Peter Beadle is also reported to be doing well and will hopefully be back in the dugout for Tuesday's game with Hartlepool United. We'd like to congratulate Steve Jenkins on his hard work in leading the team in our previous two fixtures.
The Club would like to pass on its thanks to all of our supporters who have sent in messages of good wishes over what has been a difficult time for all concerned. We are delighted that our young team managed to produce two excellent results in the last two matches. We will continue to openly communicate any changes to our First Team situation.
FA Cup tie vs Burton Albion:
The Club are awaiting confirmation from The FA as to whether our clash with the Brewers has been selected for broadcast coverage. Should our game be selected for TV, it would restrict our ability to live stream the match, however Bees fans could then tune in to the game through the specific broadcast company, should they pick our match.
Live From The Hive:
Live From The Hive returns next Tuesday night 3rd November, when the Bees host Hartlepool United in Vanarama National League action. Since our last home match with Weymouth, we have worked hard with our providers TourLife to ensure we are providing the best possible coverage to our supporters.
This will include:
- Pre-recorded pre-match show with interviews and highlights
- Multi-camera views of the action
- Live match commentary
- Highlights of the action at both half time and full time
- Live post-match reaction
We thank our fans for the patience they have shown so far during our first two home matches and look forward to bringing you all the action on Tuesday night.
Supporters who purchased streaming passes for the last match will have their codes validated for use on Tuesday night.
Our pre-match show will commence from approximately 6:30pm on Tuesday night and we will keep Bees fans updated with an exact time to tune in from as soon as possible.
Our online shop is currently non-functional whilst we evaluate our next steps in terms of merchandising. We only have a skeleton stock of First Team kit and as such none is available at this moment in time, however, more could become available in the future. Once we know our next steps, we will communicate with supporters further and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Club will continue to keep our fans posted with relevant matters and we send our best wishes to you all.
Thanks for your amazing support and we can't wait to have you back with us.